Pendleside Hospice

Medical Director

Consultant/­Associate Specialist in Palliative Medicine

Full Time/Part time

We are delighted to be introducing the new role of Medical Director at Pendleside Hospice, working alongside our senior management team and trustees, medical team and wider Hospice and palliative care team.

Employed by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (ELHT) but with an Honorary contract with Pendleside, you will provide governance, leadership and specialist palliative care input into all clinical services at the Hospice, whilst also working collaboratively with the four consultants in palliative medicine across Pennine Lancashire to ensure the delivery, continuity and development of specialist palliative care for the local population.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and change management skills and maintain consistently high standards of individualised care, compassion and bereavement support.

The Medical Director will lead and direct the hospice medical team to provide effective medical services across Pendleside Hospice.  As the senior medical lead they will provide professional advice to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees relating to general medical services and professional standards and the speciality of palliative medicine.

They will contribute to continual service improvement and to the strategic development of the Hospice and its services and the wider palliative and end of life network locally.

There are a lot of good reasons to choose to work at Pendleside Hospice. Pendleside is well-established, embedded and greatly appreciated in its local community, with specialist facilities and over 35 years’ experience of providing palliative and end of life care services to the community of Burnley and Pendle.

With a workforce comprising of over 140 staff and 450 volunteers, over 95% of the Pendleside team report enjoying the work they do, feel they can make a real difference, believe in the aims of the charity and are proud to work at Pendleside.

Caring for over 1744 people with advancing long term and life limiting illnesses last year, Pendleside is highly regarded for its quality of care provision; with 1,079 patients accessing our inpatient, community services including hospice at home, health, wellbeing and rehabilitation (formerly day services) and outpatient services and 665 people accessing our family support service receiving both pre and post bereavement support.

For further information see Pendleside Website: www.­pendleside.­org.­uk
and/or contact Helen McVey, Chief Executive, email: [email protected] Tel no: 01282 440104 or
Anne Huntley, Clinical Services Manager, email: [email protected] Tel no: 01282 440111
Applications can be made via the NHS website: 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 3rd January 2024

If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of a closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful and, in an attempt to cut costs, you will not automatically be informed.

Thank you